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English noun: plate

1. plate (artifact) (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score


SamplesHe ruled that the runner failed to touch home.


Synonymshome, home base, home plate


Broader (hypernym)bag, base


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

2. plate (artifact) a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic


Broader (hypernym)flat solid, sheet


Narrower (hyponym)baffle, baffle board, cylinder head, damper, disc, disk, engraving, escutcheon, fin keel, fishplate, grid, gusset, gusset plate, L-plate, lamella, license plate, nameplate, numberplate, plate iron, platen, plessimeter, pleximeter, storage-battery grid, tap

3. plate (artifact) a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)


Broader (hypernym)illustration


Narrower (hyponym)fashion plate

4. plate (artifact) dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten


Broader (hypernym)flatware


Narrower (hyponym)dessert plate, dinner plate, paper plate, salad bowl, salad plate, soup plate, steel plate

5. plate (quantity) the quantity contained in a plate


Synonymsplateful


Broader (hypernym)containerful

6. plate (object) a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly


Synonymscrustal plate


Broader (hypernym)crust, Earth's crust

7. plate (food) the thin under portion of the forequarter


Broader (hypernym)cut of beef

8. plate (food) a main course served on a plate


SamplesA vegetable plate.
The blue plate special.


Broader (hypernym)entree, main course

9. plate (body) any flat platelike body structure or part


Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure


Narrower (hyponym)comb, frill, lamina, operculum

10. plate (artifact) the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube


Broader (hypernym)anode


Part meronymelectron tube, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, tube, vacuum tube

11. plate (artifact) a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded


Synonymsphotographic plate


Broader (hypernym)flat solid, sheet


Narrower (hyponym)quarter plate

12. plate (artifact) structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage


Broader (hypernym)structural member


Narrower (hyponym)wall plate


Part meronymconstruction, structure

13. plate (artifact) a shallow receptacle for collection in church


Synonymscollection plate


Broader (hypernym)receptacle

14. plate (artifact) a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)


Synonymsscale, shell


Broader (hypernym)shield


Narrower (hyponym)armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, horseshoe, plate armor, plate armour, shell plating, shoe

15. plate (artifact) a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth


Synonymsdental plate, denture


Broader (hypernym)dental appliance


Narrower (hyponym)bridge, bridgework, false teeth, partial denture


English verb: plate

1. plate (contact) coat with a layer of metal


SamplesPlate spoons with silver.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)coat, surface


Narrower (hyponym)chrome, chromium-plate, electroplate, gold plate, gold-plate, goldplate, nickel, silver, silver-plate, silverplate, tin, tin









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